A Quote by Wilfrid Sheed on reason, wisdom, and writers

One reason the human race has such a low opinion of itself is that it gets so much of its wisdom from writers.

Wilfrid Sheed (1930 -)

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A Quote by Wystan Hugh Auden on reason


Those who will not reason, perish in the act. Those who will not act, perish for that reason.

W.H. Auden (1907 - 1973)

Source: 'Shorts'

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A Quote by Wes Alexander on finance, jokes, money, people, politicians, reason, and reform

Campaign finance reform is a joke. The only reason people give politicians money is so they can gain their favor to steal my money. Campaign finance reform wouldn't be needed if politicians quit enriching one group at the expense of another.

Wes Alexander

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on books, good, people, and reason

The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: Literary Studies

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A Quote by W. Bernard Ullathorne on faith, reason, soul, and world

Nothing in this world is so marvelous as the transformation that a soul undergoes when the light of faith descends upon the light of reason.

W. Bernard Ullathorne

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on belief, faith, power, and reason

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Source: Questions sur l’Encyclopédie

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on literature and reason

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

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A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on danger and reason

The fishermen know the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by Vaclav Havel on environment, good, people, politics, reason, and world

I have found that good taste, oddly enough, plays an important role in politics. Why is it like that? The most probable reason is that good taste is a visible manifestation of human sensibility toward the world, environment, people.

Vaclav Havel

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A Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin on change, destruction, ethics, heroism, joy, life, mystery, myth, poets, reason, and religion

True myths may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is. You look at it and it vanishes. You look at the Blonde Hero--really look--and he turns into a gerbil. But you look at Apollo, and he looks back at you. The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago, and Apollo spoke to him. "You must change your life," he said. When the true myth rises into consciousness, that is always its message. You must change your life.

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929 -)

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